There’s plenty of information out there that is simply false on the topic of web design. I’ve taken the liberty of debunking the most common myths:
As a matter of a fact, the two don’t have much in common. Creating the graphics and integrating them on a website are two completely different things.
It also “saves” you the opportunity to create an engaging, customizable design that would be personalized to your brand
Most web developers nowadays can do both, however, the jobs are quite different. The designer enhances and crafts the visuals, while the developer builds them.
As a matter of a fact, the mobile versions of a website are much more important nowadays as most visitors use mobile devices.
Too many animations could make the website slow and bring an unpleasant experience to the end customer, be careful with the web design.
It’s true as long as you don’t stuff your website with them. It’s pointless to implement features that don’t hold value.
Simply untrue, the content matters much more than the looks. Obviously, efforts should be spent on the latter.
They actually improve the end-user experience.
It’s much better to start it as the site is being built.
Your ranking doesn’t matter if you’re not converting any of the traffic.
Cheap web design lacks quality, while affordable web designs mean to optimally produce a product with a specific budget.
The fact is, your website MUST be responsive, or you will lose traffic.
Again, simply untrue, it does take longer, but not that much to make it a real concern.
Most websites are staying away from Flash as the technology cannot be read by search engines for example.
Your own images would present a unique picture of your brand, while stock photos could be bought by anyone.
It might be the most visited one indeed; however, you should spend just as much effort on other pages as well, especially informational pages and landing pages.
No, it creates a simple look on the website and makes it much more “accessible” to a person’s brain. White spaces are a must.
Sometimes having too many options is simply confusing, nothing more.
There are about a hundred brands with different mobile devices. Imagine the amount of effort needed to test on all of them.
A website should be completely decipherable, in order for the responsive design to work as intended.
Some people believe that Server Uptime (i.e. server availability) doesn't matter that much, that a cheap hosting service will be good enough. Well, cheap hosing providers might mean you get HTTP 500 Internal Server Error and such problems.